Pasture Short Course to be offered in March

February 26, 2013 in Feature, Kent County Slideshow

sheep grazing in a pastureThe University of Delaware Cooperative Extension is excited to offer a three-evening educational series this spring focusing on pasture.  All three sessions will be held at the Paradee Center, Kent County Extension Office in Dover, Delaware from 6:30-8:30 pm.  A registration fee and advanced registration will be required.  Light refreshments and take home materials will be included as part of the registration fee.

Night 1 on Thursday, March 14 will focus around the theme of “Fertility Management and Establishment” and will cover topics such as soil sampling, reading a soil report, selecting the proper fertilizer, establishment practices and timing.  Attendees will receive 2 Delaware Nutrient Management credits for this session.

Night 2 on Thursday, March 21 will focus around the theme of “Pasture Forage Selection and Weed Control” and will cover topics such as selecting suitable species for your pasture, animal health concerns on pasture, weed identification, weed control and pesticide use.  Attendees will receive 1 Delaware Pesticide credit for this session.

Night 3 on Thursday, March 28 will focus around the theme of “Grazing Management” and will cover topics such as stocking rates, continuous and rotational grazing, methods for extending the grazing season, grazing behavior and irrigation of pasture.

You may attend just one or all three of the sessions.  To register, please complete the registration form, accessible by clicking here. For more information please contact Susan Garey (email) or Phillip Sylvester (email) at  (302) 730-4000.

If you have special needs that need to be accommodated, please contact the office two weeks prior to the event.

Please visit the Animal Science website of UD Cooperative Extension for information on animal science and livestock programs offered.

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